At least 8 missing following severe flash floods and mudslides in Tolima, Colombia

At least 8 missing following severe flash floods and mudslides in Tolima, Colombia

At least eight people went missing after heavy downpour triggered flash floods and mudslides in Tolima Department, Colombia. The disaster struck during the early hours of Thursday, December 26, 2019.

According to Colombia's National Unit for Disaster Risk Management (UNGRD), heavy rain caused the El Mono creek to burst its banks, sending mud, rocks, and floodwater raging through the village of La Virginia in the municipality of Chaparral.

UNGRD reported that aside from eight missing, three homes were destroyed, and 50 people from 16 households were affected.

Roads were damaged or blocked in at least six locations. Among the ruined establishments were a health center, a school, and a church.

The military, fire service, and civil defense personnel said search operations for those missing are ongoing.

colombia-floods-mudslides-dec-26-2019

Image credit: National Fire Department of Colombia

colombia-floods-mudslides-dec-26-2019-2

Image credit: National Fire Department of Colombia

Featured image credit: National Fire Department of Colombia


Deep M6.6 earthquake hits Java Sea, Indonesia

July 07, 2020

A strong and deep earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.6 hit the Java Sea, Indonesia at 22:54 UTC on July 6, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 528.7 km (328 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 566 km (351 miles). The epicenter was located 94 km...

Shallow M6.2 earthquake hits the State of Yap, Federated States of Micronesia

July 06, 2020

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit the State of Yap, Federated States of Micronesia at 18:16 UTC on July 6, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 12.4 km (7.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.3 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The...

Summer snowstorm kills nearly 500 livestock animals, strands 400 tourists in Xinjiang, China

July 03, 2020

An unexpected summer snowstorm hit Xinjiang, China, on June 29, 2020, resulting in traffic disruption, more than 400 tourists stranded, and deaths of nearly 500 livestock. Herdsmen in Tekes County in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region have suffered heavy losses...

Massive landslide sweeps away mountain road in eastern Indonesia

June 29, 2020

A huge landslide swept away a mountain road in eastern Indonesia on June 26, 2020. One local captured the horrific collapse of the main road at Battang Barat, Wara Barat district, with several residents heard screaming in the background. A building was swept away as...

Severe hailstorm destroys cars, homes and 4 855 ha (12 000 acres) of crops in Baoding, China

June 29, 2020

A severe hailstorm lashed the city of Baoding in north China's Hebei Province on June 25, 2020, destroying up to 4 855 ha (12 000 acres) of crops and leaving more than 30 000 people affected. According to the China Global Television Network (CGTN), the...


Comments

Cbimera 6 months ago

Sorry for the affected ones. UN and NGOs should provides basic needs

Post a comment

Your name: *

Your email address: *

Comment text: *

The image that appears on your comment is your Gravatar